West Vancouver Community

Shopping, Restaurants and Galleries

The West Vancouver community is full of interesting shops and galleries. Just a short drive East of the park and you will find the charming Dundarave Village. You could also head North-West and visit Horseshoe Bay, the transportation hub for BC Ferries and a quaint village with some restaurants and galleries to visit.

Dundarave Village

Dundarave has a small town feel while being only a few minutes from busy Park Royal. Reachable by car and by West Vancouver Bus, Dundarave is a convenient neighbourhood in West Vancouver. Dundarave is also just a short walk along the seawall from Ambleside.

Experience the many shops and services available in Dundarave. There are coffee shops, places for a quick bite and fine dining restaurants. Or if you’d rather make gourmet meals at home, peruse the food shops abound, including an organic butcher. They have a variety of shops like clothing, jewellery and health and wellness stores. Also, there’s a variety of services like travel, banks, and real estate companies. For the artist in you, spend time in the arts and crafts stores… and for inspiration, art galleries and antiques.

Dundarave is for all seasons. In the Summer, after a lovely walk along the seawall, enjoy dinner at the Beach House while watching the sunset on the water. During the Christmas Season, there is a Christmas Tree display… and bring along your own travel mug of coffee or cocoa because it’s cold out.

For more information about Dundarave Village visit the Dundarave community website.

Horseshoe Bay

Most people spend time in Horseshoe Bay because of the ferry linking West Vancouver to Bowen Island, Nanaimo and the Sunshine Coast. Instead of just coming for two hour periods of time during the ferry wait, come and experience Horseshoe Bay.

Walk along the pier and stare out at the boats. You can also rent one if you want to experience the water and fish or crab. Sip coffee at the many different coffee shops or get it to go and sit in the park. There’s a playground for children to play and many benches to sit and unwind. Forgot something you need, check out the shops and maybe buy a kite or a bubble set to play with in the park.

Eat at one of the many restaurants. Enjoy fish and chips at the long-standing restaurant in the village or sashay up to the window and get it go. You can also grab a slice of pizza for a quick snack. Or have a leisurely romantic dinner at one of the many fine dining restaurants in the area.

For more information about Horseshoe Bay visit the North Shore Tourism website. For the current BC Ferry schedule visit the BC Ferries website.